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Archived Webinar

Scaffolding Emergent Reading, Oral Language, and Writing for Dual Language Learners/English Learners

Recorded on May 15, 2019

This archived webinar provides practical, evidence-based resources for teachers to promote language and literacy learning for young Dual Language Learners (DLLs)/English learners (ELs) in the early years of schooling.

The teaching and learning cycle (TLC) is a framework for scaffolding oral language development and emergent academic reading and writing by weaving together content, language, and literacy. This approach uses interactive reading, text-based discussions, and language awareness building to engage all students, including DLLs/ELs, and is intended to provide equitable opportunities to learn and thrive. Using the TLC, presenters discussed how to provide abundant opportunities for children to think, talk, and write to develop content knowledge.

In this archived webinar:

  • Learn about the TLC framework and consider its uses for promoting language and literacy development
  • Hear about examples of interactive reading and text-based discussions aligned with the TLC framework
  • Discuss how the TLC framework is a shift from traditional approaches to teaching DLLs/ELs.


  • Pamela Spycher, Project Director at Leading with Learning, WestEd
  • Thea Fabian, Teacher on Special Assignment, Fresno Unified School District

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Webinar Presenter(s):

Thea Fabian Teacher, Fresno Unified School District (CA)